Libya: We Were Warned

A lot of friends have been asking me about the Middle East situation since I spent several years there.  I don’t think this makes me an expert on it – the Middle East is a big place, and politics and culture varies.

But I was surprised by the State Department’s statement that they had no warning of the attack on the embassy in Libya.  I used to be signed up for embassy security warning statements, and a warning around 9/11 was proforma.  Everyone knew that day would be higher risk.

Now, it comes out that the State Department had three days warning from the Libyan government that Al Qaeda was planning something.  So not only is the State Department incompetent, they’re also liars.  But most of us already knew that.

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About Mystic Cowgirl

I worked overseas in the aid game for longer than I'd like to admit and learned several important things: 1) Third World countries aren't poor because America is rich. They're impoverished due to socialist governments that provide neither rule of law nor basic infrastructures; 2) These socialist governments redistribute wealth from taxpayers to the government workers. There's no benefit to the poor or downtrodden, and certainly not to the general welfare in terms of infrastructure improvements. 3) America is moving toward the Third World model. Rule of law has been subverted because equality under the law is disappearing as special interests carve out exemptions to regulations and special favors under the law. The redistribution of wealth to government began decades ago -- total compensation for government employees now outpaces salaries in the private sector.
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